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Top Choice Winery in Santa Rita Hills

Babcock

Hillside, family-owned vineyards overflowing with different grape varietals – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and more – that let innovative small-lot winemaker Bryan B…
Top Choice Winery in Santa Rita Hills

Sanford Winery

Be enchanted by this romantic tasting room built of stone and handmade adobe bricks, embraced by estate vineyards on historic Rancho La Rinconada. Watch the sun sink over the vineyards from the patio with a silky Pi…
Historic Site in Santa Rita Hills

La Purísima Mission State Historic Park

One of the most evocative of Southern California’s missions, La Purisíma was founded in 1787 and completely restored in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Today its buildings are furnished just as t…
Winery in Santa Rita Hills

Melville

This beautiful Mediterranean hillside villa gives tastes of estate-grown, small-lot bottled Pinot Noir, Syrah and Chardonnay made by folks who believe in talking about pounds per plant, not tons per acre. Don’t thin…
Tasting Room in Santa Rita Hills

Ampelos Cellars

Danish grower Peter Work and wife Rebecca display their passion for the vine through biodynamic farming techniques and encyclopedic knowledge of their lots. Their Pinot Noir, Syrah and Grenache shine – you can sampl…